The Half Pint Gentleman

Keeping it real … Real Ale

When SX Bottleshare went to Norwich

Way back earlier in the year some regulars to the SX Bottleshare all made a trip up to Norwich, I never got around to doing the blog post so thought … Continue reading

December 14, 2016 · 3 Comments

6 Hours No Dinner Special in Bruges

4:45am my alarm clock goes off, waking me up in our IBIS hotel in Lea Bridge Road Leyton, instantly I am thanking myself for sticking to only a few pints … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beerd Oxford

My sister lives in Oxford and after years of never visiting she paid for me to pop down and visit for my 30th birthday present. We did all the tourist … Continue reading

December 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

An Evening in Stratford Upon Avon

Stratford Upon Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare, home to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, The Alehouse Micropub and the location for my friend’s wedding. The missus and I travelled up the … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

24 Hours in the Czech Republic

As soon as I took my seat in the blacked out mini bus a pint size can of Pilsner Urquell was put in my hand, it was the first of many, … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Pilsner Urquell Tapster Training Program

So you want to be a tapster? You want to pour the perfect Pint? Unlike some of the bartenders of the UK, Czech tapsters are held at celebrity status, in … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

How has The Alehouse never won CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year?

I don’t usually do posts like this, I leave the ranting and beer politics to people who do it much better than I do. But the more time I spend … Continue reading

July 25, 2016 · 9 Comments